Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Scrap Our Stash - January 2016 - "Christmas 1963"

We are trying something new over at Scrap Our Stash!!
Some NEW EXCITING Challenges are headed your way!!
Here is the first one for January!
So - how does it work?  Take a look at the photo, and let it inspire you to create your layout.  ALSO, if you look on the right page of the book, there is an added little challenge too!  This one is "you must use white paint, or paint splatters" on your layout!!

Still stumped?
Well, at first I thought the cat was walking on a beach with blue water behind him - so a beach layout would have worked.  Or how about a layout with a cat in it? Maybe a layout with a RED, WHITE and BLUE color scheme? Or just a BLACK and RED maybe? You could do a layout with Shoes or a Hat in it too!  All of those ideas would work - and I am sure you can come up with a BUNCH more too!

After realizing he was really walking in SNOW - I decided to do a winter or Christmas layout.  I'm not sure why, but I don't seem to do many Christmas layouts - but I am SO HAPPY with how this one came out!  Take a peek, I hope you like it too!!

This is a picture of my little brother and I - his first time on Santa's lap, at 7 months old, and he doesn't look too happy LOL!!    
I, on the other hand, am holding onto that present like I'll never let it go!!  I was 2 1/2 in that photo.

Since I rarely do Christmas layouts (not sure why that is, I just never seem too...) - you can bet I had a bunch of STUFF stowed in my stash, and I thought this sweet vintage looking paper collection "Aspen Frost" from Basic Grey would be perfect for this photo!!
I LOVE these sparkling RED "Alphabits" Letters made by Queen and Co too!!!

I fussy cut some of the ornaments out of the Basic Grey
"Tin Soldier" paper, inked the edges and poked a hole at the top of them, then strung them with some bakers twine, and added them to the layout with  3D Foam.  I also included  a cute little Nutcracker sticker from Little B Stickers!!

Love the GOLD Bling on the Lily Bee Design "Jingle Egg Nog" paper - serious HOTNESS!!  I made a pocket behind the photo and added a jounaling card. I punched a hole in it and used the same ribbon for the tag, that I used at the bottom of the layout.

Here is a close up of the tag

I chose "WHITE Paint" for the added element, and painted these 3 wooden snowflakes, that I added to the top right corner.  I also added some enamel dots too

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will have as much FUN with this new Challenge format as I did!! Please stop by the SCRAP OUR STASH BLOG for complete Challenge Details, and PRIZE INFO too!!

I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri